Parker Gun Collectors Association Forums  

Go Back   Parker Gun Collectors Association Forums Parker Forums Foto Fridays

Notices

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Which are yours?
Unread 11-01-2023, 10:17 AM   #1
Member
George "Scott" Davis
PGCA Member

Member Info
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 731
Thanks: 1,688
Thanked 1,264 Times in 337 Posts

Default Which are yours?

If you're like me the vault/vaults has multiple guns I've collected, wanted, needed, gorgeous, invested in and shoot. However 2 are my favorites and magical when in the field or at the range. Some would call them you're "go to" guns. Mine are:
1. 1913 Featherweight Fox Sterlingworth 16 gauge with 28 inch barrels. It's been carried many miles in multiple states and the only gun I've collected doubles on Bobwhite, Mearns, Pheasant, Sharptail, Huns, Gambel, Chukar, Scalies. For whatever reason it's magical!
2. 1963 Grade 1 Browning Broadway Superposed with 32 inch barrels. It has I believe one of the most beautiful butt stocks I've ever seen on a Browning. I shot Wobble, Bunker, Helice ,Double Trap and occasionally Sporting Clays with this Browning. I own fancier and more expensive guns but when I review shooting scores or remember my best shoots this Browning is the one!
If I had to sell all my guns these two would be the last to go!!
What are you 1 or 2 "Favorite Shotguns"?
George Davis is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to George Davis For Your Post:
Unread 11-01-2023, 02:10 PM   #2
Member
charlie cleveland
PGCA Member

Member Info
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 12,986
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7,786 Times in 3,966 Posts

Default

my first favorite gun is the short barreled 8 ga lifter the next is my 410 stevens double that my dad gave me when i was 8 years old.........charlie
charlie cleveland is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to charlie cleveland For Your Post:
Unread 11-01-2023, 02:34 PM   #3
Member
Steiner
PGCA Lifetime
Member

Member Info
 
Join Date: Oct 2021
Posts: 701
Thanks: 5,629
Thanked 1,863 Times in 434 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by charlie cleveland View Post
my first favorite gun is the short barreled 8 ga lifter the next is my 410 stevens double that my dad gave me when i was 8 years old.........charlie
Charlie, My favorite gun is also a 410 Stevens given to me by my father at 9 years old. It was my grandmother’s gun.
Dan Steingraber is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Dan Steingraber For Your Post:
Unread 11-01-2023, 03:55 PM   #4
Member
Andy
PGCA Member

Member Info
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 1,808
Thanks: 252
Thanked 2,381 Times in 940 Posts

Default

Ruger 10/22, Ithaca lever action single shot 20g, Ithaca 37 20g. All given to me by my dad. 12th, 16th birthdays and a Christmas.
__________________
Nothing ruins your Friday like finding out it's only Tuesday
Andrew Sacco is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Andrew Sacco For Your Post:
Unread 11-01-2023, 05:33 PM   #5
Member
6pt-Sika
PGCA Lifetime
Member
 
CraigThompson's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 8,410
Thanks: 5,429
Thanked 7,264 Times in 3,323 Posts

Default

At present Iíd say my fav shotgun is the VHE 32Ē vent rib Monte Carlo trap gun I bought from someone here . That thing is poison at sporting as well as trap but the deal sealer is what I can sometimes do with it in the ring !!!! Iíve got a W&C Scott Crystal indicator 10 gauge that was my grandfathers that one goes in the box with me . As to a rifle I have a nice little Mannlicher Schoenauer MC carbine in 6.5x54 MS thatíll most likely remain with me till the end as well . I forgot earlier I have a Winchester 1890 pump thats chambered for 22 short only , my grandfather and his older brother bought it new in the 20's . Later my grandfathers brother was shot and killed by one of their cousins (supposedly an accident). Anyway my grandfather gave me that little rifle when I graduated high school . that ones near and dear but I think I'll pass it on to my only male cousin on that side of the family . Pics of the VHE vent gun and the 6.5x54 MS sorry to say no pics of the other two on my phone at present .Found a pic of the W&C Scott 10 with the first Canada I ever shot at !
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 2640C556-4041-45B5-B56A-323721F28C8E.jpg (494.5 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg FCEB7E6D-0CA9-42F2-A558-2A5E06DC6B63.jpg (547.3 KB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_8044.JPG (150.0 KB, 0 views)
__________________
Parkerís , 6.5mmís , Mannlicher Schoenauerís and my family in the Philippines !
CraigThompson is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to CraigThompson For Your Post:
Unread 11-02-2023, 09:39 AM   #6
Member
George "Scott" Davis
PGCA Member

Member Info
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 731
Thanks: 1,688
Thanked 1,264 Times in 337 Posts

Default

I understand the connection with our family gifts. My dad died when I was very young and mother gave away his only gun: .22 single shot Westernfield. He used it on the farm in central Illinois to kill predators and hogs for butchering. Years later (I was adult) decided I was going to locate his .22. When I found the gun, barrel and action were being used as a stir rod in a paint shop and the stock was in a stack of scrap lumber. The shop owner gave me the gun and now it's in the vault after total restoration wearing a Lyman Alaskan 2 1/2 scope. My grandson wants only this .22 and my Springfield Trapdoor 45/70.
George Davis is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to George Davis For Your Post:
Unread 11-04-2023, 04:12 PM   #7
Member
Researcher
PGCA Lifetime
Member
 
Dave Noreen's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3,580
Thanks: 1,606
Thanked 7,738 Times in 2,338 Posts

Default

Both are 12-gauge, 28-inch barrel, straight grip, Ansley H. Fox doubles. "Meat-in-the Pot" my 1914-vitage A-Grade that has been my go-to upland gun since 1966.

21460 A-Grade Left overview.jpg

Opening weekend 1966 I mostly shot ducks with the Super-Fox I got in 1963, but I did have time for a couple of walks to collect my first rooster with "Meat in the Pot."

Openning Weekend 1966.jpg

The other is my 1937 vintage Fox Sterlingworth Ejector Skeet & Upland Game Gun I got in May 1991, but didn't really start shooting much until I retired in October 2002.

135793 05 Fox-Sterlingworth Ejector S&UGG.jpg

Since then it has digested tens of thousand of my 7/8-ounce STS loads.
Dave Noreen is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-05-2023, 04:01 PM   #8
Member
Craig Larter
PGCA Lifetime
Member
 
Craig Larter's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,492
Thanks: 2,860
Thanked 10,122 Times in 1,607 Posts

Default

The gun that means the most to me and if I point it at a duck it dies is my HE-C grade Fox with DE stock and checkering. It came from Dana Tauber before he passed. Dana was a good friend and fellow gun collector. Dana had a premier collection of Fox guns that his family sold at Julia's Auction. I hunted the Fox almost exclusively for ducks for 4 or 5 years and have decided to retire it since I made so many memories with the gun.
Craig Larter is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-06-2023, 08:55 AM   #9
Member
Donald McQuade
PGCA Member

Member Info
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 111
Thanks: 634
Thanked 151 Times in 72 Posts

Default

The gun that would be the last to be sold out of my gun case is the Parker that has been my go-to grouse and woodcock gun for the last dozen or so years. It is a 1904 vintage 16 ga 0 frame DH. It has 26 inch Damascus barrels choked a light IC and Mod, with a pistol grip, splinter forend, double triggers and a skeleton butt. Every time I take in the the woods I feel like I should be wearing calf high lace up leather boots, a coat and tie and a fedora, and hunting behind a brace of Gorden setters. Whoever ordered this gun back in 1904 new what a New England upland gun should be.
Donald McQuade is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Donald McQuade For Your Post:
Unread 11-06-2023, 04:55 PM   #10
Member
Mike of the Mountain
PGCA Lifetime
Member

Member Info
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 4,576
Thanks: 15,126
Thanked 8,320 Times in 2,544 Posts

Default

Don, you had me up to the coat and tie!!
Mike Koneski is offline   Reply With Quote
Visit Mike Koneski's homepage!
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:52 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 1998 - 2023, Parkerguns.org
Copyright © 2004 Design par Megatekno
- 2008 style update 3.7 avec l'autorisation de son auteur par Stradfred.